COMPANY | The Management

Martin Strothmann, Dipl. Betriebswirt (degree in Business Administration)

When Martin Strothmann founded the company in 2003, he had already had many years of experience in shipping. He began his professional career at the beginning of the 1980s with his vocational training as a shipping merchant. Thereafter he worked in the chartering department of various shipping companies for a number of years where he was responsible for the chartering of ships and the acquisition of cargo. After earning his degree in Business Administration with a focus on foreign trade, financial management and taxes, he assumed responsibility as controller of a stocklisted shipping company and moved to the ship investment sector in 1996. In the period from 1996 to 2003, Mr. Strothmann was active on behalf of various investment companies in the areas of project procurement (ship purchasing and chartering), the development of closed-end funds and the management of fund companies. In 2003 he joined forces with a German insurance group and founded a company for shipping investment; by 2008 he had realised a total of 13 ship funds together with his partners. At the end of April 2009 Martin Strothmann left the management board of the investment company to devote more time and energy to his activities within his own company.

Stefan Krökel, Dipl. Ökonom (degree in Economics)

After earning his degree in economics in Bremen and New York, Stefan Krökel worked in investment management at Ergo Trust GmbH from 1998 to 2004, where he gained experience in accounting and corporate planning and controlling in the sectors of real estate, ships and investment funds. In addition, Mr. Krökel held the position of managing director of asset management funds within the Ergo corporation. Mr. Krökel has been with the company since 2004: initially, as the commercial director of IDEENKAPITAL Marine Finance AG, and now currently, as managing director of the Stella Group of Companies, responsible for finance and accounting of the shipping operations.

Uwe Mossakowski, Bankfachwirt (degree in Banking)

Uwe Mossakowski has more than 20 years of experience in structured finance. He managed several banking divisions in Frankfurt, New York, Dublin, Hamburg and Sao Paulo. He supported international investment trusts and asset investments of German major companies. After he worked in a consulting company in Latin America as managing director which deals with financial assets and restructurings, he returned to Germany. In recent years he was managing the non-performing loan portfolio in the shipping segment within a major German bank. In October 2014 he joined the Stella Group of Companies as managing director responsible for asset and investment management.